Tendency ; Art Supply

My obsession with starting blog post series strikes again. This time, I want to examine trends in beauty – past, present, and (hopefully) future. They can be trends in packaging design, colour choices, terminology… whatever seems interesting. For the first instalment, it’s more about packaging and format than anything else – beauty products that resemble art supplies. Historically, the 60s and 70s were filled with artsy cosmetic products like the famous...

Review: Glossier Milky Jelly Cleanser

Since I was already (somewhat) on the topic of Glossier this week, I thought I might as well review some of the new products I bought from them. I placed my second Glossier order a while back, and have had some time to try everything out – I’ll also be reviewing Haloscope and Cloud Paint. I’ll be starting with one of the core products of the range, though – the...

HIGHLIGHTS #5 2017

It’s me, the queen of mysterious disappearances. I’m back! I’m medicated! I’m full of enthusiasm! Here are the latest highlights! As someone who gets very frustrated about the spread of straight up mythology as fact in the beauty world, this piece on the false history of beauty trickery was a boon. Arabelle Sicardi questions the idea that K-Beauty is nothing but a passing fad. How much are you really saving...

HIGHLIGHTS #3 2017

I went to see the Gerda Wegener exhibit at Millesgården in Stockholm with my friend Oli and it was so lovely, I just wanted to crawl into the frame of the paintings and live there! Gerda has come to some attention recently because of her wife and muse Lili Elbe – one of the first trans women to go through medical gender-affirming treatment. She modeled for many of Gerda’s paintings,...

Hall of fame: My favourite products of 2016

This post is a little overdue, but I had to take some time to consider what I actually wanted to put on this list! Here are my favourite products of the year. Favourite fragrance: Frederic Malle ‘Monsieur’ EDP I love perfume, especially scents that are more or less marketed toward men. Frederic Malle Monsieur is my favourite of this year – it’s leathery, a little smoky, warm and absolutely beautiful....

Glossier: Brand Overview

After much hand-wringing and anxiety, I finally gave in and placed a very diminutive order at Glossier. Though I must clarify: Said hand-wringing was at the trickiness of getting your beauty-hungry hands on products unavailable in your country. I live in Sweden, and Glossier has yet to roll out the international shipping option. But there are ways. I used a forwarding service, which meant a long shipping time and extra...

Glossier Review: Rose Balm DotCom

The appeal of the balm is its simplicity: it’s a very classic, traditional petrolatum-and-lanolin formula that many lip balms are based on. Glossier is a fairly minimalist brand, so this formula fits with their philosophy. I know there’s some controversy around petrolatum and other mineral oils, but I have no quarrel with it in my lip products. It comes in a metal tube with a plastic coating, which feels classic...

Glossier Review: Boy Brow

Boy Brow comes in a very plain, simple plastic tube that is standard for this type of product. I was getting a little sick of brow pencils, and I am one of those people who likes brushing coloured mascara into my brows, a brush-in brow wax seemed just the ticket for me. It comes in three colours: blonde, brunette and black. I picked blonde, and found the colour very flattering...